Early morning

Early morning Harepath, Beaford, November 1985 More like this

River Taw, early morning

River Taw, early morning Eggesford, June 1988 More like this

Bill Hammond going home

Bill Hammond going home Newhouse, Ashreigney, July 1977 More like this

Netting cabbages

Netting cabbages Lower Langham, Dolton, April 1984 More like this

Gordon Sanders milking

Gordon Sanders milking Reynards Park, Ashreigney, April 1978 More like this

Hedger’s lunch-break: Stephen Squire

Hedger’s lunch-break: Stephen Squire Lower Langham, Dolton, February 1980 More like this

Emma Bending, Fair Queen with attendants

Emma Bending, Fair Queen with attendants Town Hall, Chulmleigh, July 1986 More like this

Two women chatting

Two women chatting St Giles in the Wood, 26 October 1974 More like this

Archie Parkhouse and Frank Pickard

Archie Parkhouse and Frank Pickard Millhams, Dolton, June 1975 More like this

The Friend family burning rubbish in the...

The Friend family burning rubbish in the... Dolton Church, December 1983 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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